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The Netherlands is a 'narco-state'

By Constantin Radut
We do not say that, but a union of the police in the country of tulips. According to the 'Noodkreet Recherche' document, the trade union in question states that over the last 30 years, Holland has become a narco-state, a very permissive state for narcotics trafficking.
The newspaper shows in Dutch: ‘Ik heb de laatste 25 jaar kleine dealers zien doorgroeien tot grote ondernemers en zogenaamd gerespecteerde beleggers met goede contacten in de politiek.' Het is een van de getuigenissen van een rechercheur die niet bij naam wordt genoemd in het tien pagina's tellende pamflet 'Noodkreet Recherche', een rondgang van de Nederlandse Politiebond langs zo'n 400 rechercheurs.
That's what it means: "In the past 25 years, we've seen small dealers become big entrepreneurs, and so-called respected investors have good contacts in politics." It's one of the testimonies of a detective not mentioned in the Noodkreet Recherche the analysis of the Dutch Police Association, which has the testimony of over 400 detectives.
Well, so this is Holland? This is the country that gives lessons to all states in the EU how to behave, how to fight corruption and combat the influence trafficking?
I thought Holland was the country of pornography and live meat trafficking. I remember an accident in Amsterdam many years ago.On the 'red street', with girls to rent out of a showroom or from 'fish', there was a lot of people from all over Europe. At one point, a huge noise awoke the travelers and lovers of a sex game. What happened? A narcoman put the HIV traceable syringe into the foot of a tourist. I was terrified.
I thought these events were gone.
But it's not like that.
The Dutch police say it. Now it's worse
Is this, Mr. Rutte?
Are you laughing at this story?
You, Mrs.Ambassador of the Netherlands to Bucharest, are you also laughing?
Minister of Justice and Security, Ferdinand Grapperhaus, "does not consider the Netherlands as a narco-state", according to a press release released on Wednesday.
"There is an effective fight against organized crime and drug trafficking in the Netherlands," he adds, recognizing however the need to invest more in the capabilities of the judiciary.
Mr. Rutte, there is a saying: before seeing the straw in the eyes of another, see the wooden beam in your eyes. (rbj/21.02.2018)

The Dutch liar

By Constantin Radut
Halbe Zijlstra was born on 21 January 1969. He is a Dutch politician of the People's Party for Freedom and Democracy (VVD).
He was the leader of the People's Party for Freedom and Democracy Group in the House of Representatives from 1 November 2012 to 16 March 2017 and a member of the House of Representatives from 20 September 2012 to 26 October 2017 and from 30 November 2006 to 14 October 2010. He served as State Secretary for Education, Culture and Science from 14 October 2010 to 5 November 2012.
A politician with a rich political biography.
He served as Minister of Foreign Affairs in the Third Mark Rutte cabinet from 26 October 2017
Zijlstra has a sin. He's a liar. He is not the only liar of the Netherlands. But he lied as the Dutch foreign minister. Until 13 February 2018
Degrading to a politician and head of the Dutch government's foreign affairs.
Zijlstra claimed to have heard the Russian president speak of his expansionist ambitions during a meeting with businessmen at Putin's holiday home in 2006. At that time, Halbe Zijlstra was working for the Shell Dutch oil company.
In an interview published at the end of last week in the daily Volkskrant, the minister admitted that he did not attend the meeting but "borrowed" the news from a person whose identity he wanted to protect.
"We have made the decision that this is an important geopolitical history. I placed myself in the story to make sure that the revelations were not about the person who was really there. Because it could have had implications for him or his company, "Zijlstra explained.
In the original version, Zijlstra claimed that he was in a back room of the villa when they heard Putin defining 'Great Russia' as' Russia, Belarus, Ukraine and the Baltic states, "and adding that 'Kazakhstan should be good'. Halbe Zijlstra resigned on Tuesday, one day after admitting he lied.
What degrading. What embarrassing.
We have to stay away from Dutch officials. They can invent stories about foreign politicians. They can transmit untrue messages about other governments and other countries.
What you say, Mr. Rutte. You say you are the navel of European politics. You are a liar? (rbj/13.02.2018)

Vienna: "Outside the Nazis", "Death to Fascism"

By Constantin Radut
Vienna is the European capital of music, but also of extremist ideologies, which influenced Adolf Hitler's political career at the beginning of the 20th century.
Today, Vienna and Austria are the cradle of the worst days of political metamorphosis in the European Union. Nobody knows where these tricks will be channeled.
We do not agree with the ideas of the sociologists and political scientist in Europe or America, as the re-emergence of extremist parties in Europe is rooted in the "refugee movement" from Africa and the Orient and the permissive policies of some states led by Germany. In fact, in Germany, about 6 million people live in non-Christian communities since 30-40 years ago. In France, communities with non-French origins have a much longer history. This has not led to any major slippage in respect of democratic rules and republican policies in the two major European countries.
In the smaller states in Europe, things start to deteriorate. Especially in those with origins or Germanic influences.
The most striking example is the Czech Republic, where, a few days ago, a populist and very appealing personality for the far right was installed. The new Government in Prague may be more radical against Brussels than Poland or Hungary.
But the most dangerous state of affairs in terms of the recrudescence of extremism is happening in Austria.
More than 2,000 people have shown in Vienna against the participation of the FPÖ (Freedom Party) extreme-right party in the new Austrian government led by Conservative Sebastian Kurz, while the executive sworn in the head of state, AFP reports.
Demonstrators gathered in the area where there are several ministries and the former Imperial Palace, where the new government, made up of 13 ministers, including six FPÖ members, was invested by the country's president, Alexander Van der Bellen.
The protesters channeled the demonstration to the Heroes Square, an emblematic place of Austrian history, where Hitler gave a speech in 1938 announcing the annexation of Austria to Germany.
They displayed banners that read "Outside the Nazis," "Welcome, Refugees" or "Death to Fascism". The protesters denounced the alliance agreed by new Chancellor Sebastian Kurz with extreme-right leader Heinz-Christian Strache, who will hold a Vice-Chancellor's post. The FPÖ will also have three of the most important ministries - Interior, Defense and Foreign Affairs. (rbj/18.12.2018)

Angela Merkel: Russia is a force that creates an international order

By Constantin Radut
The above title creates a great deal of suspicion amongst those who have eyeglasses.
Including in Romania. Or, especially, in Romania.
The German Chancellor said yesterday at a conference in Berlin: "We see Russia that wants to be a force shaping the world order and that's what it is if we take a look at Syria."
The news does not appear on the Agerpres press agency. I have not found it in other publications in Bucharest. We have identified it by chance in the news stream of Rador, a public radio agency in Romania.
In Bucharest, an alliance of isolation with Russia was established.
Nobody knows why. No one can explain to whom it serves.
If a politician remembers something about Russia, then he is described as a person who does not want to have democracy, who wants to betray the country's Atlantic aspirations.
A real madness.
How can you isolate yourself from one of our biggest neighbors in the region? The anti-Russian attitude of the political and journalistic media in Romania is being directed by somebody. That one is even our transatlantic ally: US.
Hans Klemm, the US Ambassador to Bucharest, said recent: "Taking advantage of our democratic societies, Russia is looking for the influence on public opinion, and often on elections, through the propagation of fake news, using state media such as Russian televisions, Sputnik and social networks In some places, such as Romania, where the population is prudent to Russia's motives, the Kremlin's tactics are more subtle: Instead of trying to persuade people to support Russia's policy, they try to break the confidence of the population in the EU , NATO and our strategic partnership "
The fake news issues are in America, to the Donald Trump Administration. Not in the Romania.
Romania should be concerned about the good neighborhood with Russia and the trade with the Russian Federation.
This work is done by the Germans as well as the French and others. Even the Poles, who are in a historical dispute with Russia.
Of course, in the course of history Russia did not just deal with fake news. As far as Romania is concerned, Soviet Russia has devastated our national territory and the national economy.
But history does not have to bring us any wrongs right now. History teaches us that we must deal with Russia in a pragmatic way. The great diplomat Nicolae Titulescu, Romanian Foreign Minister in 1935-1936, after lengthy talks and disputes with his counterpart Litvinv, said: "I consider the Franco-Russian friendship as an axiom. Its inescapable consequence is a Russian-Romanian friendship." (rbj/12.12.2017)

Mutter Angela: Stop and go?

By Constantin Radut
Three months after parliamentary elections, the German Chancellor Angela Merkel is beaten by the reality. Maybe by the rigidity.
Germany, the country that has accustomed us to stability and rigor, shows strong weaknesses in its political infrastructure. Diverse and contradictory. Heterogeneous
Today, November 20, after many meetings with CSU Bavarians, with the FDP liberals and the Green Party, Angela Merkel sees himself defeated. Partners for a possible coalition in the Bundestag do not agree with Mrs Merkel's conservatism.
Germany is entering a new era. That of uncertainties. For her and for Europe.
It is for the first time in the post-war history of Germany when the general election does not end with the formation of a government.
A sad record whose protagonist is Angela Merkel.
The German machine does not work anymore. Perhaps the electorate wants something else. Perhaps the Germans do not want Mutte Angela anymore.
And yet, tonight, Angela Merkel said that if the early elections (perhaps in January-February 2018 ?!), she, the current Chancellor defeated, wants to be the Chancellor again. To beat it again.
The curiosity of things.
Germany enters the moving sands. This does not do good to anyone.
Neither Germany nor Europe. Especially of the Europe that needs the reforms promised by French President Emmanuel Macron.
Why does Angela Merkel want to be, again, Chancellor of Germanny?
Are not there any political figures in Germany to lead the country?
We hope Mrs Merkel does not want to be a matusalem in Germany's recent history.

It was over with the providential leaders. With the life leaders.
Will Germany give us a new political lesson? An unusual one.(rbj/20.11.2017)

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